A conversation with Nandana Sen and Naomi Shihab Nye
May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On Thursday, May 13th at 7pm EST, Seminary Co-op and the University of Chicago’s International House will host an online conversation with translator Nandana Dev Sen and Naomi Shihab Nye about Acrobat, a luminous collection of poetry by Nandana’s mother, Nabaneeta Dev Sen. Acrobat is available for pre-order at Seminary Co-op here.
Naomi Shihab Nye is the Young People’s Poet Laureate of the United States (Poetry Foundation/Chicago). She recently received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Books Critics Circle. Her most recent books are Everything Comes Next, Collected & New Poems, Cast Away, The Tiny Journalist, and Voices in the Air – Poems for Listeners.
Nandana Dev Sen is a writer, actor, and child-rights activist. She is the author of six children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages globally. An award-winning international actor, Nandana has starred in 20 feature films from four continents, and in multiple languages. Nandana, who works with numerous organizations to end human trafficking and violence against children, is Child Protection Ambassador for Save the Children India.
Nabaneeta Dev Sen (1938-2019) remains one of the most beloved and versatile Bengali writers of all time. Equally expressive in poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, she has over one hundred books to her credit, including compilations of poems, novels, plays, stories, memoirs, academic essays, children’s literature, political columns, literary translations, and multiple volumes of her collected works.